Tag Archive for ‘medical scene management’

Hartford Consensus in action: Law enforcement gets equipment, training to control bleeding

An update on the Hartford Consensus initiative, including the distribution of bleeding control kits and training to police departments around the country, is provided in this news brief.

Hartford Consensus II attendees, from left: Drs. Brinsfield, Fabbri, Wade, Jacobs, Serino, Carmona, Conn, Kamin, Eastman, Burns, McSwain, and Rotondo. Not pictured (joined by phone): Dr. Butler and Mr. Sinclair.

Active Shooter and Intentional Mass-Casualty Events: The Hartford Consensus II

The Joint Committee to Create a National Policy to Enhance Survivability From Mass Casualty Shooting Events issued a call to action on July 11, 2013. It is the second report from the committee, which the ACS played a leadership role in forming. The purpose of the Hartford Consensus Conference II, which took place July 11 in Hartford, CT, was to develop strategies for focused actions to achieve the objectives of the first Hartford Consensus.

Initial management of mass-casualty incidents due to firearms: Improving survival

Since 1996, more than 60 mass-casualty shootings have occurred in the U.S., and 18 have transpired in other countries. Analysis and policymaking are required to reduce the suffering and burdens that are a direct result of these events. This article discusses several aspects of mass- casualty firearm events, such as medical scene management and tactical emergency medical support.


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